A Soul Being Bodied - I’m done - Part 2Nov 17, 2022
By Shiri Godasi
Dear community - Shiri here.
This is an important part of today’s message. Because though “I” have written each of these newsletters throughout the years, today it is written by a part of me that hasn’t written through me before.
Yesterday I shared that a choice has been made - to heed an ancient inner calling and transcend past the limitations of an art form that falls short in expressing the multidimensionality of this human, of this Soul.
The art form in question is the visionary business called The Psyched Soul - or rather, parts of it.
One of the greatest challenges for people that are invested in personal growth through psychedelic integration is that we keep evolving at the speed of light.
As consciousness and awareness expands, what feels fully true one day, will seem like part of the truth the next.
Like many of you, the portal I am in now spells transformation in quantum leaps. It is gorgeous, miraculous and humbling. I am on my knees both in gratitude - and in surrender.
How quantum leaping translates for a visionary business owner:
- Their brand keeps evolving, but is never fully accurate or representing who they are, never tells the whole story as they have come to know it
- The services don’t speak to their full range of teachings, talents and passions
- Endless revisions of content and of products
- Messy backends and systems
- Pressing play, pause and rewind on service launches
- Confused team members
- Outdated websites
- A brand’s message that their creator can no longer fully get behind.
Before I became this visionary online business owner, I was providing psychedelic integration therapy in my home in Los Angeles. When I became a mother, I transitioned all of my services to work online to continue providing support to more people while maintaining the sacred container in our home. Then COVID hit and online business became a blessing.
But, somewhere along the way I began noticing that my soul mind and body were all being pimped to technology, social media algorithms and product launches. Of course, while this journey was taken fully by choice and has allowed me to break through numerous glass ceilings, this page is too short to contain how it has wreaked havoc on many aspects of my life.
I became addicted. And I was caught up in a story that this is my single greatest creation - an alternate reality where I get to fully express myself and be free to live my values - creation and connection.
Oh the illusion...
The demands of this business have ultimately isolated me - from the experience of being present as a mother to my infant daughter, from the people closest to me, from the local and global community, from many other beautiful aspects of myself, from my art and ironically - my visionary soul medicine.
More than this - I became enslaved.
This business was built to enable me full creative freedom where I can dedicate my time to doing what I’m really great at and love most - teach, write and have beautiful and inspiring conversations, catalyzing consciousness quantum leaping and real-life soul embodiment transformations.
The reality became one where I got to be in this zone for 2 hours a week - while the remainder of my working hours were dedicated to managing the thing that would enable me to be there! Yes, even with a team of 6 employees. And I resented every living moment of this. The vehicle created for limitless freedom has limited me beyond measure.
Yet it became my greatest attachment, the most dominant aspect of my identity - and also my sole provider. My entire company - and my life - were funded by The Psyched Soul PlaySkool.
I am at a point in my life where I finally love myself enough to say NO to anything that doesn’t fully support my nature and my multidimensional ministry.
Answering the call to break this codependency, to disrupt this system, has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.
And, I am doing it.
I Am choosing to move past the limitations of the artform that is known as my online business, as I know it.
So, I Am done.
I Am done, with infantile marketing campaigns that are serving a need to keep not the creator but the business itself well.
I Am done with email sequences that are all strategic and based in creating a sense of urgency and lack, undulating ripples of anxiety in the world. I sincerely apologize for infiltrating your inbox with this energy.
I Am done with endless, redundant task lists that are trashing my creative field, that are a massive, heavy, locked golden gate to the Muses.
I Am done, with putting an emphasis on skill sets over values.
I Am done with prostituting my story, my energy, my life for some delusional “mission”.
I Am done, with fear-based decision making based on ridiculous competitive edges.
I Am done with the perpetual overwhelm, feelings of falling behind and being dragged on the ground by both a business entity and a playing field that I can no longer get behind or want to be a part of.
I Am done, with devoting my most precious non-renewable resources to a screen touting a flat, fake fruit image.
I Am done, with surrendering my creative whims to masculine “strategies” - when the muse speaks and beckons me to offer a free class, or to share a beautiful discussion or to create a theme-focused gathering, I will do it! And not have to diminish/scrap it because it doesn’t fit in with other plans.
Will it be messy? Unruly? Senseless business-wise? Sure thing!
And then again, I cannot imagine anything more senseless than a business that does not fully embody its creator’s values.
When the creator herself is not psyched or is living out of soul - there is a huge, multidimensional problem. An incongruence, an out of integrity - the exact opposite of integration.
I Am no longer available to be a part of this jarring split, this conflict, this type of quantum violence.
I Am only available to live an integrated, connected, harmonized whol-y life. I Am available to be a conduit for quantum peace that would ripple out into my people, into the world I care about so much.
It is not just personal. One of the greatest gifts psychedelic engagement has gifted me is the awareness that it is my responsibility to keep the trans-personal field. That it is OUR responsibility to be its dutiful keepers. We keep each other.
I begin by keeping me.
So while in some ways - I have no idea where I am headed.
I am more than OK with that. I Am in fucking ecstasy.
Because I Am not “headed” anywhere. I am not available to be “headed” any longer.
Instead, “I Am” being “bodied”.
My beautiful, rich, untethered soul is being bodied.
And I AM here to to inspire the same in YOU.
And though it’s a foreign journey - and a scary one - I know in all of my soulified being - I AM WELL.
WE ARE WELL.
Shiri Godasi (She/Her) is a teacher, visionary creatrix, depth poet and mother. She is best known for her pioneering methods in the field of psychedelic integration and community bridging, including founding 5 psychedelic harm reduction organizations. She is passionate about creating a decolonized, psychedelic-positive counterculture and empowering others to step into radical authenticity/radical action to co-create a just world. Her professional certification program The Psyched Soul PlaySkool of Integration & Soulpreneurship trains people to become creative system disruptors through expert psychedelic support and heart-centered leadership. Her approach draws from transpersonal psychology, New-Earth sacred commerce, Eastern philosophy and multidisciplinary arts, fusing ancient wisdom with modern practices for a ‘Psyched’ lifestyle.
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